EAGLE EXPRESS

January 8, 2021

Eagle Academy encourages academic excellence by integrating proven instructional methods with a challenging curriculum and high expectations.This combination provides every child with the foundation needed to achieve proficiency of Eagle Academy’s performance standards at each instructional level.


Previous editions of the Eagle Express can be found on the Newsletter page on our school website

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More information about these events appear further down in the newsletter. You can also visit the News & Events section of our website homepage. (https://www.asdk12.org/eagleacademycharter)

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Mr. Garrett Hagin

Mr. Hagin is our new Teacher Assistant in 2nd grade. He recently moved to Alaska and has experience in working with youth of all ages. He has coached football for many years and is a big Green Bay Packers and Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
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Eagle Academy is super excited about being able to welcome students back into the building. While schools around the state hand country have had students attending in-person instruction throughout the fall, many have experienced intermittent/temporary whole school closures or entire classes return to remote learning due to exposure. In order to provide some consistency we are asking all our families to help keep our school symptom free. Please take a few minutes to conduct a daily self check before departing for school in the mornings. When in doubt, self select out.
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Cohort AM & Cohort PM

If you should have already been contacted by your grade level teacher about your student(s) cohort placement. If you have not, please email your teacher.


In-person instruction will look similar to what classroom instruction looked like before the COVID closure last spring. Our highly structured Spalding language arts and Saxon Math utilizes direct whole class instruction. Students are assigned seats which will be sanitized between the AM and PM sessions and in the evenings.

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Zooms

We understand that the AM/PM Cohort schedules may not work for some families and that some of our families have health related concerns regarding social distancing. We are offering those families the option to remain online. If you plan to stay with EACS Online, please contact Mrs. Carroll and your classroom teacher to let them know.


Those students who elect to continue with remote learning will be expected to attend class via Zoom. Due to the intense nature of our instructional strategies, EACS Online will look a little different than what it currently looks like. While teachers will open Zoom sessions daily for students to attend, teachers will not be able to engage with students online while face-to-face in-person instruction is taking place at school. Students (parents) will need to contact teachers via email or text with specific questions about concepts or assignments.


Teachers will continue to upload assignments via Canvas and may also have paper packets available for pick up upon request.


At this time we are asking that those families electing to stay online do so for the duration of at least the entire 3rd quarter. Should your families circumstances change before then, please reach out to Mrs. Carroll.

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Placards

You should be receiving an envelope with a letter explaining drop-off and pick-up procedures and a bright orange placard. Please place this on the passenger side of your dashboard or taped to the passenger window. This will help expedite the pick-up process. Staff will radio in to the building, teachers will release your student from class so that they can meet your at the curb.
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Uniforms

Face Masks

When we resume in-person instruction, all students, staff, and other adults will be required to wear face masks (disposable or cloth reusable).


Student face masks must match uniform colors (red, navy, baby blue, white, black, brown, and grey) and be solid (no patterns or designs).


Eagle Academy will provide each student with three reusable cloth face masks and one lanyard to secure masks to their person. We do recommend that you send your student to school with at least one extra face-mask in their backpack in case their mask becomes damp or soiled. We do have a descent supply of child sized disposable face masks, just in case.

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Are you planning to travel during Spring Break?

If your family is traveling for spring break, you can find the current guidance here:



Upon return from traveling out of state, there is currently a requirement to quarantine. The number of days is determined by what actions you take during your travel and after you return.


Principal Carroll is working with ASD and the APB to see what instructional options we can offer to families that comply with State and Municipal mandates regarding isolating and quarantining. More information regarding these options will be shared when details are finalized.

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Our school picture coordinator, Jennifer Bundy has been working with Life Touch to schedule a school picture day for sometime this spring. She has tentatively secured Wednesday, February 10th as our school picture day. Please mark this special date on your calendars.

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YEARBOOK

Hello All!


I am getting the yearbook set up, and wondered if there was anyone that wanted to help work on it this year? Things are kind of up in the air on how it will all work out, but hoping to do some brainstorming with those that might want to participate.


If you are interested or have questions, send me an email or a text. jeeperjoebundy@yahoo.com or (907) 884-5008.


Thanks, Jennifer Bundy

Northern Lights Coupon Book

The Eagle Academy Charter School PTO will be selling the highly sought after Northern Lights Coupon Book as a fundraiser.


Each book is $55.00 and a portion of the sales will go to the EACS PTO.


To ensure we have enough available for purchase, please let us know if you plan to purchase one.


Submit pre-order forms to: Alysia Thayer - (303) 378-3097

EAGLE ACADEMY APB

Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair: (907) 230-6365

Missy Timberlake - APB Teacher: (907) 301-8653

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher: (907) 223-7774

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member: (907) 884-5008

Cheryl Raile - APB Parent Member: (858) 780-6225

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member: (843) 437-5783

Vacant - APB Community Member

Eagle Academy PTO

Tonya Prentiss - Chair: (719) 213-5678

Beth Sherwood - Co-Vice-Chair: (907) 362-3499

Alysia Thayer - Co-Vice-Chair: (303) 378-3097

Vanessa Hall - Co-Treasurer: (907) 230-6365

Amie Mitchell - Co-Treasurer: (907) 830-1604

Haley Gagnon - Secretary: (907) 310-6690

Heather Milligan - Parent Rep: (774) 254-1238

Mindy Edison - Teacher Rep (907) 223-7774